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106: A Chavin Carved Bone Spatula - Ai Apec

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Description

Pre-Columbian, from northern Peru, ca. 1000 to 500 BC. Ancient bone implement used in the inhalation of hallucinogenic powders, carved with a wonderful image of the Chavin god of the underworld - later became known as Ai Apec in the Moche culture that followed some 500+ years later. Carving further enhanced with added red pigment. 6"L, custom stand.

Provenance: Ex-private West Coast USA Collection.

This lot will be sold not subject to a reserve. The starting price is the price at which the item can sell.

Condition

Intact/generally excellent with age-crack down the front (not affecting the integrity of the strong image).

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Estimate $2,500 – $3,500
Starting Bid $1,200
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